Contains 600 entries covering the prehistoric, predynastic, and dynastic phases of ancient Egypt within the context of its contiguous and sometimes conquering neighbors.
The focus of the book is on dynastic Egypt. All branches of Egyptology are treated: archaeology, anthropology, architecture, linguistics, literary studies, epigraphy, papyrology, history, art history, religion, economics, ecology, geomorphology, and the life sciences.
Ranging from Egypt's predynastic cultures to the suicides of Cleopatra and Marc Antony in 30 BCE, this work includes more than 2,300 detailed entries, each thoroughly reviewed and updated to reflect recent advances in scholarship and the latest discoveries and excavations.
A Research Guide to the Ancient World: Print and Electronic Sources, is a partially annotated bibliography. It closes the traditional subject gap between the humanities (Classical World; Egyptology) and the social sciences (anthropological archaeology; Near East) in the study of the ancient world.
The Oxford Encyclopedia of Ancient Egypt goes far beyond the records of archaeology to make available what we know about the full social, political, religious, cultural and artistic legacy of this 5,000 year civilization.